Egyptian guards kill Sudanese migrant en route to Israeli border

Egyptian border guards have shot dead a Sudanese migrant who was trying to cross illegally into Israel, an Egyptian medical official said Wednesday. Imad Kharboush, head of the Northern Sinai ambulance department, said that a 24-old Sudanese man from the war-torn Darfur region was shot with a bullet in the back of his head while trying to get across barbed wire on the Egypt-Israel border early Wednesday. Kharboush said the man was among a group of four other Sudanese migrants. The other three were arrested, and two of them were slightly wounded in the incident. Many African migrants seeking jobs try to cross illegally into Israel from Egypt.